Preserving the Past
— Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
In 1997, the Town of Bladensburg purchased the site from the last private owners, the Christofane Family, with funding help from the State of Maryland. Through the efforts of the University of Maryland’s Historic Preservation Program and the Maryland Historical Trust, multiple studies of the historical, cultural, and material context have been undertaken to understand the past, as well as plan for the future. Major structural work on the chimneys, damaged in an earthquake August 23, 2011, was completed in 2014 amid ongoing efforts to stabilize the buildings and landscape.
This image shows a crack monitor used to measure and access any movement in the building. Monitoring of the fragile state of the
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list.
Location. 38° 56.254′ N, 76° 56.068′ W. Marker is in Bladensburg, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 48th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3901 48th Street, Bladensburg MD 20710, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An Evolving Landscape (a few steps from this marker); British Stopover (a few steps from this marker); A Workplace of Many Generations (a few steps from this marker); Bostwick (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bostwick (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Market Square & Stone House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Casualties of War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hilleary-Magruder House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bladensburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.